Liturgical Ministries

Every student at Franciscan University is invited to participate in Chapel Ministry. There are a variety of ministries available that allow students to use their gifts and talents to glorify God through serving at liturgical celebrations.

The Liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fount from which all the Church’s power flows (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #10). In Liturgical celebrations each one who has an office to perform, whether minister or laypersons should do all of, but only, those parts which pertain to that office by nature of the rite and principles of liturgy. Servers, readers, commentators, and members of the choir also exercise a genuine liturgical function. They ought to discharge their office, therefore, with the sincere devotion and decorum demanded by so exalted a ministry and rightly expected of them by God’s people. Consequently they must all be deeply imbued with the spirit of the liturgy, in the measure proper to each one, and they must be trained to perform their functions in a correct and orderly manner (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #28, 29). Ministries available for students include sacristans, altar servers, readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, ushers, music, sound, and Martha and Mary Ministry.